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The Man Who Made My First Ramadan Different

The Man Who Made My First Ramadan Different

The story of an Algerian man who made a big difference in the first Ramadan of Ustadh Usama Canon. It happened 20 years ago but Brother Canon still remembers it with gratefulness and appreciation. Be that person during Ramadan who reaches out to someone in this month, that would be otherwise breaking their fast alone, whether …

Be Proactive: Say Goodbye to Ramadan Loneliness

Be Proactive: Say Goodbye to Ramadan Loneliness

Think proactively. Ask yourself, who at the local mosque seems to be the most well-loved? Take note of what the most loved and sought-after people are doing at the mosque. They are usually the ones who bring food to break the fast.

Things you should Know before Ramadan

Things You Should Know Before Ramadan

If you’re a new Muslim, most likely the rest of your family is not. So you could start to feel very lonely and isolated during this month, especially when other Muslims are waking up early with their families and enjoying suhoor together…

How Fasting Protects Against Extremism

How Fasting Protects Against Extremism

The institution of fasting could easily be carried to the extreme. A popular misconception about it was that its real purpose was to annihilate the desires of the flesh altogether and provide an opportunity for self-mortification in the last degree. It was supposed that the more one practiced abstinence, abjured the comforts of the world, …

Minnesota Police Officers Host Ramadan Iftar for Muslims

ST. PAUL – In a nice gesture to strengthen bond between its staff and the Muslim community, the police department of St. Paul in Minnesota hosted a Ramadan Iftar for its officers and 50 members of the Muslim community at the Western District station on June 12. “Mahmud Kanyare, the executive director of the non-profit …

Hundreds Gather for Ilford Grand Iftar

ILFORD – Hundreds of people gathered outside an Ilford mosque to break their Ramadan fasting at sunset with a communal meal on Sunday. “It was an amazing experience – a real buzz,” said one of the mosques’ trustees Bashir Patel, 37, Ilford Recorder reported. “We wanted to celebrate the month of Ramadan with the wider …

Hospital Iftars A Huge Success in Manchester

Caring for others in Ramadan highlighted by a new initiative launched at a UK hospital. Shiraz Shah, spends hours every day besides his mother’s bedside on the Dementia Ward of the Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI).  Just two years ago, the 35 year old, car salesman, spent long periods at the same hospital on a cancer …

Thousands Gather in Bristol Massive Ramadan Iftar

BRISTOL – Thousands of people of different and no faiths have celebrated the breaking of the fast during the holy month of Ramadan in Bristol, sending a powerful message of unity. People flocked to St Marks Road in Easton on Thursday night to join the colorful iftar gathering, with volunteers, in an incredible feat of …

Ramadan Recipes

Ramadan Menu - Week 4 (Recipe Collection)

We hope you’ll enjoy our Ramadan recipes for this week! The recipes are by Yvonne Maffei,   founder of the Halal Kitchen website.  Stay tuned for Eid cookies recipe. Rack of Lamb with Dates & Moroccan Spices Ingredients •¼ cup Medjool date puree (alternatively, 1 cup pitted and chopped Medjool dates) •2 tablespoons olive oil •1 ¼ pound …

Turkish Red Crescent Aids 10M People in Ramadan

ANKARA – Setting a new target, the Turkish Red Crescent aims to help 10 million people during the holy month of Ramadan. “We deliver aid to people in Turkey; we helped 145,000 families with US$75. We also operate in more than 35 countries this Ramadan,” head of the Turkish Red Crescent (Kizilay), Kerem Kinik, announced …



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